My LES – K Webster

This weekly feature spotlights a wide variety of people who live and work on the Lower East Side. If you know someone you would like to suggest be featured in “My LES,” please email us here.

This week’s LES-er is K Webster, a community organizer and long-time resident of the Lower East Side. She’s also the publisher of the BoweryGals blog, a site focused on “the goings on about the neighborhood of the Bowery.”  I met her at the snow-filled M’Finda Kalunga garden on Rivington between Chrystie and Forsyth, where she had been feeding the chickens.

What do you do?

I’m the mom of a wonderful son and until last year, the primary caretaker of my mom who struggles with dementia (and the bravest person I know). I also Co-Chair, with Debra Glass, the M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden along with our partner Kim Fong of the BRC senior nutrition center. I am Chair of the Chinatown Working Group Education/School working team.